Gold Ore is a fairly rare ore found in Minecraft, typically found in veins of 1 to 9, from y=0 to y=31 in all biomes, and in veins of one to nine from y=28 to y=80 within a badlands biome. The ore itself is dropped when mined with an iron pickaxe or better. It has little use in tools and armor, since the durability is very low.
Gold Ore can be smelted in a (blast) furnace to make gold ingots, which can then be crafted into tools and armor. It is a crafting ingredient for clocks, golden apples, powered rails, gold blocks, and Netherite Ingots.
Gold ore can be placed under note blocks to produce a "bass drum" sound.
Gold ore is one of the rarest ores, slightly more common than diamond, and it makes the fastest tools, but has the least number of uses. A very popular thing to do with it is to use it as a lava bath or a base layer for some monster traps. Gold ore is smelted to make golden ingots.
Gold ore requires an iron pickaxe or better to harvest, otherwise it will drop nothing.
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- In Survival Test, gold ore gave 1 gold block without having to smelt anything.
- Many individuals claim that gold is their least favorite material. Others claim wooden tools are better, even though it takes an iron pickaxe to mine gold ore.
- A gold pickaxe can harvest anything a player can harvest with a wooden pickaxe.
- Gold is most common in the Badland Biome.
- In update 1.16, there is a variant of gold ore that generates in The Nether that drops 2-6 gold nuggets when mined. It only requires a wooden pickaxe to mine, unlike in The Overworld.
- Gold ore is the only ore that can't be mined with a pickaxe of the same material.
- Gilded blackstone has a 10% chance of dropping 2–5 gold nuggets when breaking it.